We only import and sell wine from small vineyards. We never sell mass-produced wine, closeout wine or sub-par wine at a discount.
Not many people care as much about farming as we do. Our winemakers never use harsh synthetic chemicals in the vineyards because it's not healthy for them and it's not good for the grapes.
Everybody's talking about sulfur in wine. Our winemakers don't use any sulfur, or use very little sulfur in the winemaking process. All our wines are under 80ppm and most are under 50ppm.
We like to double check everything by lab testing each wine, ensuring you know what you're getting.
A collection of carefully selected natural wines from the featured winemaker
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Bertrand lives his whole life and makes all his decisions using biodynamic principles and in accordance with the biodynamic calendar. He picked out the property for his Fattoria Di Caspri winery over 10 years ago, when he was commissioned by a friend to go to Italy and make the most natural wine possible. What does “the most natural wine possible” even mean? Easy answer: No synthetic chemicals in the vineyard. No added yeasts. No acidification. No filtering. No additives. Nothing put in, nothing taken out. Organic. Biodynamic. Bertrand is deeply committed to biodynamic farming principles including dedicated use of the Maria Thun biodynamic calendar. Being able to predict what the weather will be like in the growing seasons helps him decide how to prune in the early spring which is critically important. Vineyard treatments include tisane (hot water with herbs) and decoction (cold water with extracts). Bertrand’s no-till method (no tools penetrate the earth more than 10cm) means the earth is not disturbed. The goal is to make wines with personality and enjoy them with natural food and good people! If you have extreme natural wine accounts, ones that no wine can be natural enough for, this one will win them over.
Tart, bright, herbaceous red fruit. Has a hint of balsamic on the nose, but mostly leads with maraschino cherry and cranberry notes.
Highly complex and bursting with flavor. Showcases tart red fruit. Integrated tannins.
Highly complex and bursting with flavor. Showcases fresh apricot and yellow peach notes with chamomile and sunflower aromas.
João is a passionate and opinionated guy who makes unbelievable wine. He believes that to be truly organic means to do as little as possible in the vineyard and winery. If you visit the vineyards you will see João’s commitment to nature everywhere. Wildflowers act as natural protectants to the vines because of the antiseptic properties of the pollen. João’s favorite wildflowers are two kinds of chamomile that grow rampant throughout his vineyards. The terroir (earth the vines grow in and around) is full of granite. When you walk around you see the components of granite everywhere: quartz, mica and feldspar. The winery is covered in photovoltaic cells; making us a net exporter of electricity we could promote our wines as carbon neutral.
Tart fruit, bright aromatics, lots of blueberry and cranberry notes with fresh herbs and underbrush. Low alcohol yet medium bodied and dense flavor profile.
Funky, slightly tannic, with a slight celery salt note on the nose. High acid, refreshing, lots of apples and asian pear on the nose too.
Rustic, raspy, but with bright fruit notes of persimmon, tamarind, quince, and pear.
The wine is herbal, savory, meaty with a pop of red and blue fruit. It has vibrant tannins and is perfectly balanced in the mouth. Most are surprised by its youth and freshness right out of the bottle, no decant needed. Very reminiscent of Northern Rhone wines with age.
Johannes is all about the philosophy of biodynamic farming. He even grows his own herbs for tea tinctures to use as treatments in his vineyards. The wines are all spontaneously fermented, lightly filtered, and minimally sulfured only at bottling keeping with the purity desired by the natural wine crowd. The difference with these wines are their approachability to the entire consumer base. Everyone can appreciate the cleanliness, flavor, and precision of this juice regardless of their interest in natural wines. Here is how to sum up bio-dynamic farming: 1. Biodynamic farming is an older and much stricter way of farming than organic farming. 2. Beyond being organic, biodynamic farming practices are guided by a special calendar and many special rules. They do not allow additions like yeast to help or control the fermentation. 3. Often biodynamic farmers are fairly eccentric, but as a rule they are always committed to the most natural winemaking practices. 4. Just because a wine is biodynamic does not mean it will taste good, but many biodynamic wines are extraordinary.
Aromatic, fresh, definitely has a cold climate touch. The nose is tart currant, blueberry, black cherry, bell pepper, sage, mint. The palate is deceptively dense. The extended skin contact definitely helps make this a medium bodied wine. Great acidity and balance, reminiscent of Chinon Cabernet Franc.
Fresh red berries and spicy, minerality and long endurance on the palate. Soft enough for New World Pinot Noir drinkers, earthy and structured enough for Old World wine lovers
Fresh cherries and red berries, juicy and spicy, perfect length. A great representation of cold climate Zweigelt, without oak influence
Floral, stone-fruit, very elegant. No TDN notes, a classic clean Austrian style.
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